Shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SERV) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $42.50.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on SERV shares. Morgan Stanley started coverage on ServiceMaster Global Holdings in a research note on Monday, August 1st. They set an “overweight” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 18th. Nomura lowered ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “reduce” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $36.00 to $31.00 in a research note on Monday, September 19th. Finally, TheStreet lowered ServiceMaster Global Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 23rd.

In other ServiceMaster Global Holdings news, SVP Susan Hunsberger sold 74,189 shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.45, for a total transaction of $2,704,189.05. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 110,855 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,040,664.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP James T. Lucke sold 42,000 shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.64, for a total value of $1,580,880.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 51,230 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,928,297.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. First Manhattan Co. purchased a new stake in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $125,000. Corbyn Investment Management Inc. MD purchased a new stake in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the second quarter valued at about $2,197,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings by 2.5% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 72,613 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,890,000 after buying an additional 1,785 shares during the period. SevenBridge Financial Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings during the first quarter valued at about $1,066,000. Finally, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings by 9.9% in the first quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 18,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 1,646 shares during the period.

Shares of ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) opened at 39.03 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $5.26 billion, a PE ratio of 38.23 and a beta of 1.06. ServiceMaster Global Holdings has a 52 week low of $32.41 and a 52 week high of $42.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $35.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $37.15.

ServiceMaster Global Holdings (NYSE:SERV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59. The company earned $758 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $758 million. ServiceMaster Global Holdings had a return on equity of 44.95% and a net margin of 5.23%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that ServiceMaster Global Holdings will post $2.00 earnings per share for the current year.

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ServiceMaster Global Holdings Company Profile

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of essential residential and commercial services. Its services include termite and pest control, home warranties, disaster restoration, janitorial, residential cleaning, furniture repair and home inspection. The Company operates through three segments: Terminix, American Home Shield and the Franchise Services Group.

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